Problem # p051

Force - Linear Acceleration

In the figure the block B is held in place by means of the cable C which in turn is attached to the wall. Somebody pulls suddenly at block A with the force P to the right.

Given :
mA=10 kg     mB=5kg     P = 200 N
Coefficient of friction : &mu = 0.3 at the top and bottom of block A.
  1. Draw the Free Body Diagram for block A.
  2. Determine the value of the acceleration of block A.